My little one just turned 20 months on friday, being my only boy I tend to spoil him. He has had a ruff time, he was in the hospital for a day when he was 5 months for Brocialitis, then I was givin a Nebulizer to give him breathing treatments at home when needed.... then june of last year all his problems started....he had 7 ear infections in 7 months, pneumonia 4 times in three months...Mono and CMV both of which cause an inlarged spleen and liver..the doctor scared me to death when they told me that the only other thing that would cause that was leukimia and I FREAKED (leukimia runs in DH's family) then on christmas after he had been on antibiotics for a week for yet another ear infection he spiked a 105.7 fever so I had to rush him to the ER, well.... his pediatrician decided that because of his history he (ds) needed to be admitted to have tests run. Well wile in the hospital he was tested for systic fibrosis, HIV, meningitis, and a few other things they found that he had a bacteria (pneumocaucus) growing in his blood, he had to be put on IV antibiotics. The antibiotics were so potent that they had to put in a pick line (extreemly small iv that goes almost all the way to the heart) so that the antibiotics would disolve faster. The thing with that was that the pick line was the smallest the doctors had ever used, and my son (Miles) is like me, hard to find a good vien. He ended up having to have a surgeon put it in. Thank god for friends, my best friend came to sit with him so that I could go home on the 28th to see my girls and tell DH happy aniversary. We ended up staying at the hospital until the 30th, but had a home health nurse coming to the house everyday to give him his antibiotics until Jan 5th. The pick line wasn't removed until Jan 9th. The on Jan 10th his dooctor told me he wanted Miles out of daycare and wanted to know if I could get my employer to let me work from home...HA I had just started my job on Jan 6th! The doctors still weren't sure if they wanted to send him to Shand's for respiratory specialized care when we went in for his 18 month check up but he is doing much better now. Aside from being on steroids to help keep him from having another resparatory infection he hasn't been on any medications at all in the last 2 months. I am so thrilled...maybe we won't have to go to Shands after all!!